Duties & Responsibilities

As a Propulsion Engineer you will:

  • Apply extensive job practices, techniques, standards, principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Plan, conduct, coordinate and/or develop test requirements and evaluate test results in order to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Will perform and review engineering trade studies, analyses, test plans, and other engineering documentation such as requirements, procedures, analyses, and test reports.
  • Perform and review trade studies and analyses that influence the overall propulsion system design and performance.
  • Lead analyses and testing to determine that compliance requirements are met.
  • Work with team members to identify risks, develop risk statements, and help them plan risk responses.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the NASA customer and other NASA support contractors.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school.
  • Knowledge of methods for liquid propulsion systems for space vehicles.
  • Knowledge with chemical propulsion applications including monopropellant hydrazine.
  • Knowledge of test principles, tools, and processes needed to develop test requirements.
  • Knowledge of propulsion system design, analysis principles, tools, and processes.
  • Knowledge of certification and/or qualification processes and procedures.
  • Experience in testing of propulsion system or their components for integration on a flight vehicle.
  • Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing, and operation of space hardware.
  • Ability to perform propulsion design integration tasks within a team environment. Able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision.


  • BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Chemical Engineering.
  • Experience with NASA/JSC Flight Hardware Life Cycle, Certification, and Engineering processes.
  • Working knowledge of NASA, JSC, and ISS standard practices and requirements including safety, fault tolerance, and unique disciplines.
  • Familiarity with NASA/JSC documentation databases and share point sites as well as typical systems engineering software products.